Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spring Time Reds

I worked hard on my Red scrap bin this past week. It took me a long time to get this much done. There is a tiny bit of purple to the right side. You can see I also had to cheat and dig out my green scraps too. How can I make Tulips and Strawberries with out a little green.
Happy St Paddy's Day. 

Now, how much do I love this 6" Strawberry block? It is so cute! A face book quilting friend made one in pink. I fell in love. I had to make one for myself  and could not stop at 1 but made 3.  

3 Strawberries. I will make some pink ones later when we get the colour pink. Not sure I will make all the blocks in the sampler but maybe just a bunch of the better blocks. 

Tulips 6" tall and that splash of green. 

I am not sure what I was thinking. I made 31 Red tulips. I cut scraps for 12 then thought that is not enough. then cut more. No still I cut more. Oops I cut for 31 red tulips. I cut lots of green, then I would run out of green and had to cut more. Then I needed more 2" squares of white. Then I would sew, no still need to cut more. Why did I do 31? They were never ending. I have a few purple ones started but ran out of leaves again. Maybe next week. 

Love this angle. kind of like a field of red tulips planted in rows. Did you know Canada gets Red tulips from Holland each year as a thank you for liberating them in the war? Someday I might have to go see Ottawa in the spring, like a good Canadian. 

A few more Red Maple leaves. 

I got 7 more done so a total of 9 so far. I need more. I hope to give 20 to my friend and keep some for myself. 

I have added this post to Soscrappy's Happy Scrappy Saturday, check out all the other great Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts going on this year. 

So the tulip pattern is from Quilty Fun and I have been working on blocks in this book for a few years. I am not sure how many quilts I will make. I am sure I will get 3 or 4 quilts. The Strawberries came from the Farm Girl Vintage. I picked up this book this week. I feel a new quilt coming on. Opps another new start, or 2. 

I also want to review my list of Red
List of missing Red
  1. 5 Sampler blocks 6"sq
  2. Tulips - Done 31 blocks all done
  3. Butterflies
  4. Apples and cores need more red
  5. Red strip sets- does not have a name yet
  6. More maple leaves - 9 total so far need more
  7. Flower tops for sprouts 
  8. 2nd time Around need Red added to it.
  9. Strawberries - 3 done
More Red to do. Not sure how I am going to finish this list by the end of the month. I am away for a few days for Spring Break. I might have to do some Red in April. 


  1. These are all gorgeous blocks!! I love them!!

  2. Lovely blocks all! I especially love (envy envy) those tulips --so Spring-ey hugs, Julierose

  3. Your RED design wall is A BEAUTIFUL sight!!

  4. I am looking for a new project - the farm girl vintage looks fun.

  5. Love your strawberries and tulips, so bright and cheery.

  6. Great blocks! I love your strawberries and your tulip fields!

  7. All of your blocks are awesome. I have been staring at the Farm Girl Vintage pattern for a while now. "Just say no" does not seem to been working for me at all!

  8. Looks like beautiful spring at your place! I love all the tulips! They look great in red!!!

  9. Scraps are perfect for the strawberry texture. Love the tulips also.